How far is it to Miami from Ft Lauderdale Airport? We are thinking about sailing the Mercury out of Miami in Feb but would rather fly into Ft Lauderdale if possible. Are there shuttles to Miami from there? Does Celebrity offer transfers from Ft Lauderdale to the port in Miami? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
From Ft. Lauderdale to Miami, you can either take a shared ride service with a maximum 30 minute wait for $15 pp, or a private car that runs on demand for $55. The company's name is Tri-County Airport Express (800-244-8252). They are located right outside baggage claim, and you do not need reservations. If you take a private car, you can make arrangements with that person to pick you up in Miami for the return to Ft. Lauderdale. The return fare is more expensive, I believe $74 including tip. However, most cruise lines do offer transfers to and from Ft. Lauderdale for $16 pp. one way. I find it faster to use Tri-County for my trip to Miami, and will purchase the one way transfer on board ship for the return to Ft. Lauderdale Airport. The only time I don't use the transfers is if there are more than two of us, and/or we have flights before noon - the bus won't leave for the airport unitl full which someitmes can be a bit of a wait. I can usually fly into FLL the day before, spend the night (especially if using priceline) and pay for dinner for less than what it would cost me to fly into MIA. Since the trip to FLL is only approx. 20-25 minutes more than MIA, I find it more than worthwhile. Hope this helps.